Rollin Benjamin Lane was born at Oskosh, Wis., forty years ago. He was educated in the ward schools of that city and at Ripon College. After leaving College he engaged in newspaper work in Milwaukee, and was for five years an editorial writer for the Daily Evening Wisconsin. He came to California in the winter of 1886 and with Curtis Wells and others established the Union Bank of Redlands, of which he was cashier for five years. In 1892 Mr. Lane removed to Portland, Oregon, where he took part in organizing the Multnomah County Bank, of which he was president for three years, selling his interest to George W. Bates, in 1895. After spending a year or more in travel returned to Redlands and purchased his present residence at the head of Center Street. Mr. Lane has always had faith in Redlands and has from the beginning retained his interest in the Union Bank and in several buildings in the business center of the city.
(Source: Illustrated Redlands, 1897, p. 36.)